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Advice on the Second Amendment
AmericanThinker, by James V. Delong

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Posted By:javaboy, 1/14/2013 6:58:07 AM

Pravda, Guns & America (AT, Jan. 11) quoted a Russian who advises: Americans: Never Give Up Your Guns, citing the bloody and tragic result of the Communists´ confiscation of arms after they came to power in 1917. The quotation has been echoing around the Internet, so here are more ringing defenses of the importance of the right to bear arms to the cause of liberty. Another Russian, the great writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, wrote about the Soviet Union in The Gulag Archipelago (p.13, note 5): And how we burned in the camps later,

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Some good examples of governments turning on their own people.

Others would be Spain (1936), Italy (c 1925), Cambodia (c 975), Zimbabwe (c 2000), etc.

Anybody who thinks it could never happen here has not read much history.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/14/2013 7:11:16 AM     (No. 9115154)

And anybody who says we cannot resist the American military must not have been paying attention during the conflicts in Viet Nam and Mogadishu, and Afghanistan. In all those cases, the resistance amounted to little more than light infantry.

In two out of the three mentioned, the local resistance managed to hold out quite well...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/14/2013 7:17:14 AM     (No. 9115160)

You know how low you´ve sunk when Pravda makes more sense than American media outlets.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: curious1, 1/14/2013 8:43:32 AM     (No. 9115279)

#1, and we have lots of guys who remember very-well how to operate crew-served weapons.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 1/14/2013 8:48:08 AM     (No. 9115288)

Yes, it can happen here, especially with the current crop of public-school-educated ignoramuses who were not taught world history properly, if at all:

...tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people...However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.

...and then they are slaves for God knows how long. Ignoring how tyranny happens isn´t a mistake we can afford. We´re watching it right now.

And the GOP is where, again?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Tanker76, 1/14/2013 9:13:05 AM     (No. 9115330)

#3 - that is exactly what I keep telling folks who comment that patriots could not stand up to the US military. I still remember very well how to take a tank down range and do lots of damage and the M240 and M2 are some of my favorite toys. And, oh by the way, lots of those active and NG military guys are going to honor their oath and not go along with any shenanigans by this or any other administration. They´ve already told me so....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/14/2013 10:07:50 AM     (No. 9115447)

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it...including liberals who ought to realize that the over 70 years of the Soviet Union utopia led to murder, moral decay, and the demise of millions of people...these people were the same people that the Marxist yells "workers of the world unite", and then promptly eliminated them! Pravda knows the truth, the average American liberal leftist hopes that nobody notices!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jimmiet, 1/14/2013 10:45:19 AM     (No. 9115540)

#5 and #3. There are millions of us who have not served who would rather die fighting than marching into ovens.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tgfrr, 1/14/2013 11:14:54 AM     (No. 9115637)

Just how many judicial decisions by the federal courts has Obama already ignored?? There must be at least 4-5 case decisions that have gotten to the media during his first term. Also, just how many federal regulations have been issued that completely ignore the will of congress as exists in current statutory law?? Too many to even begin to list. Just what consequences has he incurred???? Nothing, NADA, Zero. There have been no congressional inquiries or even comments by members of congress or the senate. This man is an imperialist. This is exactly why we have and need the 2nd amendment.

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